Exactly six days before visiting the Republican Party of St. Croix County in New Richmond, Wisconsin, TBAF President John Pudner talked with the son of one of the most famous residents of New Richmond, Robert Doar. In turn, Doar delivered a speech to more than 200 at the annual gala for the conservative Badger Institute entitled, “How to Beat China, Poverty, and the Chicago Bears.”
While Doar leads the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), one of the nation’s most influential conservative think tanks, the twist on the speech as based on the fact that his famly was friends with the most famous resident of New Richmond, WI, Green Bay Packer Hall of Famer Johnny “Blood” McNally. Doar, whose father moved east from New Richmond and rose to fame in the Justice Department, but kept the friendship with McNally that included a photographed moment of McNally teaching Robert Doar the 4-point football stance.
Before and after the enlightening speech, Pudner met many conservative leaders from around the state on issues from school choice to the economy, in addition to long-time contacts from a past successful Wisconsin Republican convention campaign run by Pudner that resulted in him also meeting leaders of the current conservative newspaper on the campus of Marquette University, Pudner’s alma mater.
The photos below are of Doar addressing the gathering, and after talking to Pudner prior to the very successful event for the Badger Institute.